“I ‘googled’ using terms like ‘Atlanta’, ‘Alpharetta’, ‘head shot’ and ‘photographer’ while looking for someone to create my image. You came up in the search. I looked at a couple of other websites prior to viewing yours and compared to those sites, I thought yours was very professional, well done and easy to navigate. When I looked at your images, I knew you were the photographer I wanted to create mine.” Steve said that when I was curious and asked how he had found me. Because he’s a salesman at a technology company, I wasn’t surprised when he answered using search terms instead of just saying “Google”.
He’s been with his company for a while now and they’ve long asked him to get a professional head shot done for their website, marketing and sales collateral, and to have something to use for speaking engagements.
The images were created on a standard white background to make them as generic as possible. Steve, being a bit more discerning, wanted his images to stand out more. Working some Photoshop magic, I exchanged the standard white background with a mid-grey color and added a gradient to separate him from the background.
Both images are fantastic and although I’ve been doing this for a while now, it sometimes surprises me how a change like this creates a different feel to the image. Steve decided to go with the image on the right. What do you think?
As an Atlanta photographer I strive to separate myself from the pack and it’s always nice to hear when people notice. I want to thank Steve for being so detailed in his answer to my query and for choosing me to create his executive portrait.